ALSO NOTED: Patientkeeper lands $8M in funding;DTC in the medical device industry; and much more...

> The Institute for Healthcare Improvement says it has passed its goal of saving 100,000 lives. Article

> The California Department of Managed Care rules that Kaiser Permanente did not mislead customers during a changeover in service for 18,000 patients in Palm Springs area. Article

> John Mack's excellent Pharma Marketing Blog examines the state of DTC advertising in the medical device industry. Blog

> Patientkeeper, a maker of physician information systems, announces it has won $8 million in new funding. Release

> Rumor has it Eclipsys is out at El Camino Hospital. Blog

And Finally... Everything you ever wanted to know about sleep but were afraid to ask. Blog